New jobs posted last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center are for Cox Media and Hearst stations in Georgia and Pennsylvania for a news photographer/videographer and a creative services director.
The Hearst Television ABC affiliate in south-central Pennsylvania joins from WBAL Baltimore, succeeding Dan O’Donnell.
Hearst moves the GM of its Plattsburgh, N.Y., duo to succeed John Humphries as head of its NBC affiliate in central Pennsylvania. Grimes has spent 17 years at Hearst, much of it in local news.
Hearst Television-owned NBC affiliate WGAL Lancaster, Pa. (DMA 43), has added Meteorologist Ethan Huston to its News 8 Storm Team. Huston’s regular schedule has him appearing weekends on WGAL’s 6, 10 and 11 p.m. broadcasts, as well as News 8 at Noon on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Huston received his master’s degree in geosciences/broadcast meteorology […]
WGAL News Director Dan O’Donnell was on the other side of the building from the newsroom at 3:20 Friday afternoon when he said he heard “what sounded like a truck backing into the building. Others said it sounded like thunder. Then ceiling tiles came down. The newsroom roof was collapsing. We went out on the front lawn and set up a newsroom there. But with nobody in the station, we could not get a live signal on the air. There was nobody to receive the signal and punch it up on the air.” So the station had to find another way to report not only on itself, but on the storm that had blanketed the community.
Hearst Television-owned NBC affiliate WGAL Lancaster, Pa. (DMA 43), announced that its chief meteorologist, Joe Calhoun, will take over the weather duties on its weekday evening newscasts beginning Friday, Nov. 1. Calhoun’s transition from mornings to evenings will be complete when he delivers the forecast on Friday, Nov. 1 on WGAL News 8 at 10PM. […]
Hearst Television NBC affiliate WGAL Lancaster, Pa. (DMA 43), has hired Lou Castriota as an account executive for the station, its www.wgal.com, This TV and mobile applications. Most recently, Castriota was the VP-GM of WGCB Red Lion, Pa. His background is in television programming; he was the program director at WHP Harrisburg, Pa., and prior to […]
Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WGAL Lancaster, Pa. (DMA 43), has hired Annie Kozlowski and Melissa Wasiewski as local account executives. Kozlowski joins the WGAL from WPMT Harrisburg, Pa., where she worked for nearly four years. Kozlowski is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Wasiewski comes to WGAL from Nike Communications, a PR company in […]
Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WGAL Lancaster, Pa. (DMA 43), “Coats for Kids” coat drive and telethon concluded over the weekend, with $229,000 being collected. This was the 25th annual coat drive and the 18th year for the telethon, both conducted to benefit the Salvation Army branches throughout the Susquehanna Valley. The exact number of coats donated […]
Paul Quinn, the head of Hearst’s NBC affiliate since 1993, will retire later this year, capping a local television career of over four decades.
Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate WGAL Lancaster, Pa. (DMA 41) has named Jeff Alboum its digital sales manager with responsibility for advertising sales on WGAL’s WGAL.com and WGAL.com mobile. Formerly product manager at Lancaster Newspapers, Alboum also worked at Glaxosmithkline, RR Donnelley & Sons and started his own business, Cyber Auctions. Born and raised in Lancaster […]
In Pennsylvania’s state capital, the scandal that exploded at Penn State involving ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has led to a Pulitzer Prize for local daily The Patriot-News, and all of the city’s online media players — including WHTM, WGAL, WPMT and WHP — are boosting their digital efforts for the resulting trial.
Veteran broadcast financial executive Collette Leonard, 63, died May 24 from inoperable cancer. At the time of her death, Leonard was the controller and human resource manager for WGAL Lancaster, Pa. (DMA 39) where she had served for the past 17 years. Prior to joining WGAL, Leonard was the business manager for WNUV Baltimore, and […]